Guevarra leaves PAO forensic lab probe to Ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines –  Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday, August 15, that he will leave it to the Office of the Ombudsman to look into the legality of the creation of the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) forensics laboratory.

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Senate panel to conduct hearing on looming ATM fees increase
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies is set to conduct a hearing regarding the application of some banks for an increase in automated teller machine (ATM) fees on Monday. Poe, who chairs the committee, assured that the issue will be thoroughly scrutinized especially as it would affect 4.1 million minimum-wage earners, particularly those who receive their salaries through their ATM accounts. "We recognize the convenience of ATM machines and the need to keep them working, but any increase should be warranted and should not be too burdensome on the users, especially the workers. P15 means a lot to the minimum-wage earners," Poe said ...Keep on reading: Senate panel to conduct hearing on looming ATM fees increase
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6 posing as DILG official, ‘journalists’ nabbed for extortion
ORANI, Bataan -- Six people who were posing as an official of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and as "journalists" were caught extorting P4,000 from an amusement games operator on Saturday night. Police said Manila resident Cynthia Gabinay, 61, pretended to be a DILG employee tasked to monitor illegal gambling activities. She was accompanied by a group claiming to be staffers of an obscure publication called "MHG News" who extorted money from amusement operator Henry Guanzon in Barangay (village) Mulawin. Police Staff Sergeant Andhy Saludares and Mulawin village chairman Marvin dela Cruz caught the group receiving the cash. Gabinay had earlier visited Dela...Keep on reading: 6 posing as DILG official, ‘journalists’ nabbed for extortion
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Ateneo dominates NU for 5-0 record
Defending champion Ateneo handily beat National University, 71-50, to remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. The Blue Eagles raced to an early double-digit lead and showed no letup en route to their fifth win. For the first time this season, the Bulldogs took their first convincing defeat. Their first four games ended in heartbreaking fashion, including three one-point losses....Keep on reading: Ateneo dominates NU for 5-0 record
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Where's MVP's passion for basketball comes from
“That’s the sport Filipinos love. How can you turn your back,” said MVP.
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Air Force sweeps BanKo, extends winning streak to five
They now sport an even 5-5 slate after losing their first five games in the conference.
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Three Bulacan suspects killed in weekend drug busts
CAMP GEN. ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan -- Three drug suspects were killed in clashes with the police over the weekend. Melvin Padojelaga, 20, allegedly fired at policemen and was shot dead at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday during a police operation in Sitio (subvillage) Dapdap at Banga 1stvillage in Plaridel town, said Police Col. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director. On Saturday at 4:30 a.m. in San Rafael town, police killed a suspect identified only as Tonio during a drug bust. On the same morning in San Ildefonso town, Ben Angell Tacadena died in a 4 a.m. gunfight with undercover police officers. Tacadena is on a police drug watch list. Recovered from the three suspects were 20 plastic sachets ...Keep on reading: Three Bulacan suspects killed in weekend drug busts
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Duterte admin again sets prediction on communist rebellion's looming demise
Malacañang said President Duterte is working to attain peace by undertaking "landmark socioeconomic reforms."
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BOC seizes P900k worth of smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga
MANILA, Philippines -- Bureau of Customs (BOC) agents have intercepted 30 cartons of smuggled cigarettes amounting to P900,000 at a public market Zamboanga City. The BOC said Sunday that the smuggled cigarettes were seized after the agency received a tip that some individuals were involved in smuggling in the Magay Public Market, Zamboanga City. According to the BOC, the smuggled cigarettes were loaded in two different hatchback-type vehicles inside the Pier Area of the said market. During inspection, the drivers of the vehicles failed to present the necessary documents needed, which led to their arrest. The drivers were then brought to the National Bureau of Investigatio...Keep on reading: BOC seizes P900k worth of smuggled cigarettes in Zamboanga
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Man drowns after underwater marriage proposal to girlfriend
A couple's "best day of their lives" took a turn for the worst when the man passed away following a marriage proposal to his girlfriend underwater. Steven Weber Jr. asked Kenesha Antoine the big question while they were vacationing in Tanzania in Eastern Africa, as per The Advocate last Friday, Sept. 20. The couple, both from Louisiana, United States, stayed in a bungalow with a bedroom submerged in the sea, and had windows that showed the waters surrounding them, as per Antoine's post on Facebook on the same day. https://www.facebook.com/KeneshaAntoine/posts/10101915267492163 Weber proposed to Antoine by diving underwater, wearing a snorkeling mask and fins, and swimming to one of t...Keep on reading: Man drowns after underwater marriage proposal to girlfriend
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Countries backing Iceland resolution never gave PH anything worthwhile—Locsin
MANILA, Philippines --- Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Sunday defended the alleged order to refuse grants and aid from other countries who voted to approve a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for probe on the Philippines' drug war killings.   "Experience showed the same countries that voted for the Iceland resolution never gave or lent us anything worthwhile or offered with conditions more onerous than the loans we'd have to pay back," Locsin said in a tweet.   Locsin was responding to former Commission on Election (Comelec) commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal who argued: "If 'we don't need money' from countries, it means w...Keep on reading: Countries backing Iceland resolution never gave PH anything worthwhile—Locsin
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Intense, challenging practices paying off for Maraño, Philippine team
NAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand --- In the middle of training here, one would overhear members of the Philippine national women's volleyball team screaming catchphrases like "We want to improve." Sometimes "confidence in passing," would ring in the quiet gym. Or "Improve. Be better." For the 14-member squad currently here for the Asean Grand Prix, it's one way to vent out their tiredness and frustrations. "We are training twice a day every day, sometimes you feel your body shutting down because of exhaustion," team captain Aby Marao told the Inquirer. "Sometimes you need to shout. And then boom." More often, she said, the team gets the second wind they needed. "Suddenly, our adrenalin ...Keep on reading: Intense, challenging practices paying off for Maraño, Philippine team
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Philippines shows promise despite losses to Indonesia, Thailand in Asean Grand Prix
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand---Finally, after all the hoopla involving its formation, the Philippine women's volleyball team got to know how it stood in the scheme of things. Its heart-breaking five-set defeat at the hands of Indonesia, 25-21, 26-28, 12-25, 25-18, 15-9, in Friday's Asean Grand Prix opener gave a glimpse of what the much-followed squad is capable of doing. "You know we are a strong team, we have our definite strengths and weaknesses so we were able to get through and show what we are made of and what we can do well," said top spiker Kalei Mau. "But you know it's not how you started, it's how you finished so I thought, obviously Indonesia wanted it more," added...Keep on reading: Philippines shows promise despite losses to Indonesia, Thailand in Asean Grand Prix
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DFA: Seven Filipinos reported safe in Maldives fire
MANILA, Philippines --- The seven Filipinos residing in a building engulfed by fire in Maldives were reported safe, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The DFA said the fire happened at Maldives' capital city of Mal last Friday night, which resulted in the displacement of hundreds of residents. The foreign affairs department added that the Philippine Embassy in Bangladesh, which has jurisdiction over Maldives, as well as the Philippine Consulate in Mal, are continuing to monitor the aftermath of the incident. In a Facebook post, the Maldives Airport Rescue and Firefighting Service (ARFF) said its firefighters provided support to the Maldives National Defence For...Keep on reading: DFA: Seven Filipinos reported safe in Maldives fire
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Soldiers nab 6 drug suspects, seize guns in Maguindanao
COTABATO CITY --- Acting on a tip from civilians, soldiers from two Army units in Maguindanao raided a drug den on Saturday that led to the arrest of six suspected drug peddlers and the seizure of assorted firearms and cash. The joint operation was conducted by combined elements of the Army's 57th Infantry Battalion and 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion in two houses in Sitio Matilak, Barangay Butilen of Datu Salibo town, according to Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, 6th Infantry Division commander. Troops under 2Lt. Kim Belacuan of 57th IB raided the house of a certain Anwar K. Bucca, 49, and seized from him two sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia, one 9mm caliber pistol,...Keep on reading: Soldiers nab 6 drug suspects, seize guns in Maguindanao
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Fun & Games: Noah Lyles wants to win, celebrate just like Bolt
The most promising signal that track and field remains in good hands even after Usain Bolt's retirement comes from a 22-year-old American namedNoah Lyles, who appreciates the Jamaican superstar more for what he did after his races than during them. When Lyles spends time studying Bolt on video, he's not only looking at the lanky speedster's form in between the lanes, but at the dancing, rollickingpost-race celebrationsBolt concocted to make his sport can't-miss viewing whenever he was on the track. "I saw more of his fun-loving side and liked that more than I liked actually watching him run,"Lyles saidin a recent interview as he prepares for the world championships that begin next we...Keep on reading: Fun & Games: Noah Lyles wants to win, celebrate just like Bolt
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Taylor Swift pulls out of Melbourne Cup gig
Pop superstar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a performance at the Melbourne Cup, with animal rights activists taking credit after a campaign to highlight cruelty to racehorses. The Grammy Award-winner was announced as the headline act for the "race that stops a nation" earlier this month and was due to sing two songs from her latest hit album "Lover". But it sparked a backlash on social media and a push by the Campaign for the Protection of Racehorses, which claimed she had "put money before compassion" and was "endorsing animal abuse". More than 6,500 people signed an online petition urging her to cancel. In a statement late Saturday, promotor Mushroom Events cited sched...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift pulls out of Melbourne Cup gig
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‘It was breathtaking’: Man City crushes Watford 8-0 in EPL
With his team leading 5-0 after 18 minutes and threatening Premier League scoring records, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sat with his arms folded in his dugout and might even have looked a little guilty. Whether it's in the FA Cup final or just a run-of-the mill league game, Watford just does not know how to handle the most free-scoring team in England. City ended up romping to an 8-0 win on Saturday, falling just short of the heaviest margin of victory in the Premier League era (since 1992) --- Manchester United's 9-0 win over Ipswich in 1995. It came four months after City beat Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium to complete an unprecedented domestic treble ...Keep on reading: ‘It was breathtaking’: Man City crushes Watford 8-0 in EPL
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Tigresses arrest skid with squeaker over Lady Tams
Grace Irebu led the Golden Tigresses with 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks as they averted disaster after losing a 13-point lead in the third frame.
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LIST: Canceled flights on Sunday, Sept. 22
MANILA, Philippines -- Some international flights have been called off due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced on Sunday. In an advisory, Miaa said that the following were affected by the flight cancelation as of 12:45 p.m.: Cebu Pacific 5J 922 Manila - Fukuoka (Japan) 5J 923 Fukuoka (Japan)-Manila According to the weather bureau, Typhoon Tapah, with a local name of Tropical Storm Nimfa, is expected to cross the areas between South Korea and Japan on Sunday afternoon. It would not be affecting the country anymore but the southwest monsoon or "habagat" will still bring cloudy skies and rain showers over the country. /je...Keep on reading: LIST: Canceled flights on Sunday, Sept. 22
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Palace calls martial law 'tool to save... democracy' despite recognizing Marcos atrocities
"The imposition of Martial Law... even as it instilled discipline among the citizenry at its inception... created a deep wound..."
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14 suspected peddlers of ‘shabu,’ marijuana fall in Quezon buy-busts
LUCENA CITY -- At least 14 suspected peddlers of "shabu" (crystal meth) and marijuana were arrested in series of police operations in different parts of Quezon province on Saturday, police said. In simultaneous buy-bust operations, Colonel Audie Madrideo, Quezon police chief, said in a report that anti-illegal drug operatives collared the following: Lucban town - Mc Geovic Absulio and Francis Christian Absulio Sariaya - Eusebio Aguila Pagbilao - Renyito Zoleta Tiaong - Dexter Magbuhos Candelaria - Christian Balmes and Jhun Meynard Magnaye Mauban - Aniano del Mundo, Larry Laurel, and Harold Lane Lucena City - Kevin Vidal, Regan Pantua, Janil Aguilar, and Leomar D...Keep on reading: 14 suspected peddlers of ‘shabu,’ marijuana fall in Quezon buy-busts
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Arjo Atayde praised for ‘sensitive, nuanced’ portrayal of character with autism
Arjo Atayde received praise from the Autism Society Philippines (ASP) for his interpretation of his character with autism in the TV drama series "The General's Daughter". ASP is a non-profit organization that provides services and training to families living with family members who have autism. "Arjo Atayde's portrayal of #autism is sensitive and nuanced," the organization said in a Twitter post yesterday, Sept. 21. "The character was well developed and avoided stereotypical caricatures. Bravo!" https://twitter.com/autismphils/status/1175198053214670850 "I did not expect this!!! Maraming maraming salamat po (Many many thanks)," Atayde replied via Twitter on the same day. "[It] mea...Keep on reading: Arjo Atayde praised for ‘sensitive, nuanced’ portrayal of character with autism
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UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds
On Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will position himself on the frontline against climate change as he presides over a UN emergency summit, a role some say he turned to after difficulties in resolving global conflict.
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US senator renews call for De Lima’s release
MANILA, Philippines --- US Senator Marco Rubio has renewed his call for the Philippine government to release detained Senator Leila De Lima. In a tweet, Rubio said that De Lima "has spent the last two years in prison on bogus charges." "I call on the Philippine government to unconditionally release her #FreeLeilaNow #ExpressionNOTOppression," Rubio said. https://twitter.com/SenRubioPress/status/1175083565807259649 Rubio was among the US senators who, in April, filed a resolution condemning the arrests of De Lima and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. Other senators who submitted the resolution included Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Richard Durbin of Illinois, Marsha Black...Keep on reading: US senator renews call for De Lima’s release
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BOC intercepts 6 boxes of liquid marijuana at Naia
MANILA, Philippines -- Agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) have seized six boxes of liquid marijuana at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), the agency said on Sunday. According to the BOC-Naia, the package was initially declared as "ULEI CBD full plant extract" when imported in the country by sender Bayer Jasilica last Friday. However, upon inspection and test conducted by the authorities, it tested positive for the presence of Tetrahydrocannabinol or liquid marijuana. The boxes labeled "Lady Mary Farm Cannabidiol CBD Oil BIO" was reportedly shipped from the country Romania, BOC said. The agency also identified the consignee of the package as Jeffrey Ciabal P...Keep on reading: BOC intercepts 6 boxes of liquid marijuana at Naia
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Neri Naig makes it clear she doesn’t ask Chito Miranda for money for business, luxury
Actress-entrepreneur Neri Naig asserted that individuals can be successful on their own without necessarily being dependent on spouses. She also cleared up that she does not ask her husband, musician Chito Miranda, for money for her businesses or for pleasure. Naig first posed a question before her fans about the tendency of some women to question fellow women who become successful. She noted how the success of women tend to be attributed to their spouses who got money. "Hindi ba pwede na kaya mo ring mag invest, mag negosyo, at tumayo sa sarili mong mga paa dahil nagtrabaho ka talaga at nakapag ipon?" she asked. (Can you not be capable of investing in business and to stand on y...Keep on reading: Neri Naig makes it clear she doesn’t ask Chito Miranda for money for business, luxury
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Martial law ‘precisely the very tool to save democracy’ — Palace
MANILA, Philippines -- Martial law is the "tool to save democracy" in the country but it should not be abused, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Sunday. Panelo made the remark a day after the Philippines commemorated the 47th anniversary of the proclamation of martial law under dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos. "Those who perceive that a declaration of martial law is anti-democratic is oblivious of the fact that its application is precisely the very tool to save the exercise of democracy. It is only when it is clothed with abuse by its enforcers that it becomes obnoxious," Panelo said in a statement. "Necessarily, its proclamation arises only upon c...Keep on reading: Martial law ‘precisely the very tool to save democracy’ — Palace
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7 Filipinos affected by Maldives fire now safe, DFA says
DFA said the seven Filipinos residing in the buildings engulfed by the massive fire in Malé, Maldives are all reported safe.
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Perasol: 'Individual tendencies' causing UP's near meltdowns
The UP Fighting Maroons may be touting a 4-1 record, but a lot of those victories could have easily been losses.
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Looking beyond the #BatangInaChallenge trend on social media
A Facebook user was criticized for promoting “#BatangInaChallenge” through a profile picture in which she glorifies underage pregnancy among girls. User Jhade Rylai gained attention for uploading a picture of a visibly pregnant young lady and stated she was riding a so-called trend that appeared to encourage underage girls to become mothers as early as possible. […] The post Looking beyond the #BatangInaChallenge trend on social media appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Itesi tows NU past Ateneo for 86th win
The Congolese center dominated the paint with her 25 points, 21 rebounds, five blocks, and two assists to keep the Lady Bulldogs' famed winning streak going at 86 straight games now and stay unscathed in this campaign at 6-0.
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Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely
NEW YORK --- The past week's sudden surge in oil prices brought to mind the nightmare of shortages, but it's not too likely motorists will be queueing to fill up around the world, analysts say. All it took was a September 14 strike on key oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia to abruptly leave the world's main supplier producing just half its normal amount. That sent the price of Brent crude flying 15 percent higher in a single day. The price on a barrel of crude has come back down since then and by Friday was trading around $65. Given the slowdown in the global economy and the abundance of crude produced worldwide, the prospect of a $100 barrel, for now, doesn't look too li...Keep on reading: Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely
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Archers thankful for breakthrough win amid pressure
With Andrei Caracut's late game heroics, the Archers were able to get back on the win column and shoot down Adamson, 68-61 and improve their record to 2-3.
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Here's Where You Can Get the Limited-Edition KitKat Gold
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UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds
UNITED NATIONS, US --- On Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will position himself on the frontline against climate change as he presides over a UN emergency summit, a role some say he turned to after difficulties in resolving global conflict. Speaking about rising temperatures, the 70-year-old recently told journalists, smiling discreetly: "I don't pretend I rule the world. My main objective is to make as much noise as I can." In May, he traveled to the South Pacific where rising sea level threatens entire island nations and more recently to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, witnessing a devastation the likes of which he said he had never seen. Mobilizing the globe's m...Keep on reading: UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds
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Army still open to accept Quezon youth activist as ‘rebel returnee’
LUCENA CITY -- Despite the filing of criminal charges against Quezon youth activist Alexandrea Pacalda on Saturday, the military is still open to accept her as communist rebel returnee,Lt. Col. Dennis Cana,spokesman of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) said. "We can still accept her as a rebel returnee. There are others who already have an arrest warrant, others were fugitives but now they are reaping benefits under E-Clip and at the same time helping us to end this deception by the enemies," Cana said in an online interview Sunday. Under the E-Clip, the reintegration program of the government, the communist rebels returning to the fold of the law may avail of li...Keep on reading: Army still open to accept Quezon youth activist as ‘rebel returnee’
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2 rebels killed in Catanduanes clash
LEGAZPI CITY -- Two suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a Sunday morning armed encounter with government troops in a hinterland village of Panganiban town in Catanduanes province, an Army report said. Lt. William Hiponia, company commander of Philippine Army's 83rd Infantry Battalion, said combined elements of soldiers and policemen were on combat operation at around 1 a.m. when they encountered a 7-man NPA group in Barangay (village) Taopon. A 10-minute firefight ensued that led to the death of two still unidentified rebels. The fleeing rebels left behind their dead companions and an AR15 assault rifle. As of press time, Army and police troopers are still...Keep on reading: 2 rebels killed in Catanduanes clash
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10 Cool Glamping Spots Around the Philippines
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‘Habagat’ to bring rains over parts of Luzon — Pagasa
  MANILA, Philippines -- The southwest monsoon or "habagat" will bring rains over Northern and Central Luzon, the weather bureau said on Sunday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Zambales, Bataan, Palawan and Mindoro provinces will experience cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms. Pagasa said that residents of the said areas should prepare for possible flash floods or landslides caused by moderate to heavy rains. Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms. Temperature f...Keep on reading: ‘Habagat’ to bring rains over parts of Luzon — Pagasa
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Producer Brian Grazer Traces His Success to Eminem
Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist. Getting people to set aside their phones and engage one another and meet eyes has been a priority of late for Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer behind films such as "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13." So much so, Grazer wrote a book about it. One of the most dramatic sections in "Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection" is Grazer's account of an initially disastrous first meeting with Eminem. "I could not get his attention, even though he was there to talk to me," Grazer recalled in a recent interview with The A...Keep on reading: Producer Brian Grazer Traces His Success to Eminem
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MLB News: The ST. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
MLB News: The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return from the injured list and St. Louis regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat the Cubs 5-4 Thursday night. The teams will meet six more times in the final 10 days of the regular season. In the midst of a disappointing season that saw his role diminish, Carpenter emphatically pointed to no one in particular in the visitors' dugout upon contact. "I mean...Keep on reading: MLB News: The ST. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
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NFL: Jaguars Thump Titans 20-7
Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night. Jacksonville (1-2) ended a four-game losing streak in the AFC South series and avoided the franchise's second 0-3 start in four years. "This felt good," defensive tackle Abry Jones said. "We needed this." With all eyes on star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who may have played his final game for Jacksonville, Minshew and a second stellar defensive outing in five days captured the spotlight. A sixth-round draft picks starting his second consecutive game in place o...Keep on reading: NFL: Jaguars Thump Titans 20-7
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Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80
NEW YORK --- It's no joker. The night is lighting up Saturday around the world with the famous bat signal to mark a special anniversary for Batman. DC Comics is carrying off a celebration of Batman Day to mark the 80th anniversary of the appearance of crimefighter Bruce Wayne and his masked identity. Fan gatherings happened all over the world. But the most ambitious party plan was the illumination of the bat signal. It started at Fed Square in Melbourne, Australia. It is also appearing in 13 other cities, including Tokyo, Berlin, Rome, Paris, London, Montreal, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg. It's lighting up at the Domino Sugar Refinery in New York City before making its fina...Keep on reading: Holy anniversary! Displays of bat signal fete Batman at 80
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BMW PGA Championship: Jon Rahm Lead at Wentworth
A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a share of the clubhouse lead in the second round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday. Danny Willett was 5 under after his first five holes and rolled in three more birdies in a 7-under 65, lifting the former Masters champion atop the leaderboard at the flagship event at the European Tour's headquarters. The Englishman was joined later on 11 under overall by Rahm, who hit his second shot to 10 feet at the par-5 18th hole and made the eagle putt to complete a round of 67. They were two strokes clear of England's Justin Rose (68) and South Africa's Christiaan Bezuidenhout (67), who h...Keep on reading: BMW PGA Championship: Jon Rahm Lead at Wentworth
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Formula One championship: Mercedes Benz Driver Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat in Sunday's race. Hamilton set the fastest lap of 1 minute, 38.773 seconds, 0.184 seconds quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who led the first practice session. Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, who has gone 22 races without a win, was third. Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who recovered from hitting the wall in the first session, was fourth.   Hamilton heads into the race with a 63-point lead over Bottas with seven races remaining. While he already has eight wins this...Keep on reading: Formula One championship: Mercedes Benz Driver Lewis Hamilton
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4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah
PANGUITCH, Utah --- A tour bus carrying 30 Chinese tourists left Las Vegas in the morning and set off through the other worldly red-rock landscape of southern Utah toward Bryce National Park. They were only a few miles away from the park when the long-awaited overseas vacation turned into a tragic nightmare. The driver veered off the edge of the road. When he yanked the steering wheel to put the bus back onto the highway Friday morning, the momentum sent the bus rolling down into a guard rail, leaving carnage and debris in its wake on a two-lane highway, authorities said. Four people were killed, and five others are in critical condition. The rest of the passengers survived,...Keep on reading: 4 die after bus with Chinese tourists crashes in Utah
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Suspect in STL ‘bookies’ operation gunned down in Lucena
LUCENA CITY -- A suspect in past illegal Small Town Lottery (STL) or "bookies" operations was shot and killed by riding-in-tandem gunmen here on Saturday night, police said. Shervin Suarez, 23, was repeatedly shot while driving his car by still unidentified assailants at the corner of the city's main street in Barangay (village) 1 around 6:45 p.m., Lt. Colonel Reydante Ariza, Lucena police chief, said in a report. One of the gunmen armed with caliber 45 pistol even stepped down from the motorcycle, grabbed the victim out of his car, and left his body sprawled on the pavement. The assailants hurriedly escaped after the shooting. The victim died while undergoing treatment in M...Keep on reading: Suspect in STL ‘bookies’ operation gunned down in Lucena
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